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Taj Mahal opening hours

I am aware that the Taj Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset. However, in order to plan my time efficiently, I would need to know when exactly it gets dark in Agra im July. Thanks

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1. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

I don't know exactly.... but it's a lot closer to the equator than Poland, so the difference between the daylight hours in summer and winter isn't as great as you're used to. Plan around 6 p.m., until one of the India experts can give a more exact answer.

My reason for answering was simply to mention what I'm sure you already know (but it's worth saying again, because every so often you hear of people who didn't know this, and then howl with indisnation when they're "caught out"): The aj is closed Fridays.

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2. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Today sunrise was at0535 and sunset 1919. So in middle of july sun set will be around 1845 app. and sun rise app. 0600. So timings for a particular day you can ask when you are here.

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3. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Also please note that the entry into the builing is stopped 30 mins before the Sunset....so keep that in mind too....

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4. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Thanks for the informative replies. Sunset is indeed much earlier as I am used to in summer time.

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5. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Dear FrequentTravellar22,

I rechecked sun rise and sunset time at Agra and those are as follows for few days.This will help youto plan.

1st July S/RISE 0527 & S/SET 1917

15th July 0533 & 1915

31st July 0541 & 1907

Ticket window at Taj opens 10 mts. before S/RISE and is closed 30 mts. before Sun set AND TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY.

deepak

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6. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Hi Deepak,

unfortunately our only morning in Agra is a Friday, we had planned to go to the Taj for sunrise, but as it won't be open, are they are other places where we could get a good few of the sunrise over the taj?

Many thanks

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7. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

You can go to "Mehtab Bagh" which is also called the moonlight garden.....it is across the yamuna river and you can get some great shots of the Taj Mahal from there....also it gives you completely different prospective of the the building.....

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Thank you Sunil- soudns great!

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9. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

Or you may watch from the rooftops of hotels nearby, like Sheela and many others.

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10. Re: Taj Mahal opening hours

HiJezzca,

when you are travelling to agra and not seeing the taj is really very disappointing. To see the taj from from other side of the river is no subsitute of you going in to the monument so that you can see, touch and feel it. Please make little change in your programme and see that you are here a day before or after.Taj mahal is one of the most beautifull building in the world.

deepak